For most pregnant women, childbirth is an especially painful time. However, did you know that 1 in 100 women feel less pain than the average when giving birth to their children?
This was demonstrated by a study carried out at the University of Cambridge, in which they analyzed resistance to pain in a group of women who did not need relief when giving birth. The results revealed that these women had a higher pain threshold due to a genetic mutation in the KCNG4 gene.
However, not only this genetic mutation can reduce discomfort during childbirth, there is another factor that can affect pain thresholds when giving birth: the gender of the baby.